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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Fennimore, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fennimore and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Fennimore:
    • 42.981141, -90.655574
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Fennimore
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fennimore ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fennimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Easter Rock [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easter Rock
    • Easter Rock [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fennimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easter Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easter Rock
  • Five Points [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fennimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Flora Fountain [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora Fountain
    • Flora Fountain [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fennimore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora Fountain
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    • Hickory Grove [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Fennimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Highland [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Iowa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fennimore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Homer [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Fennimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Hurricane [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fennimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Mount Hope [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Fennimore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Shady Dell [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Dell
      • Shady Dell [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Fennimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Dell
    • Union [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fennimore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Woodman [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fennimore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Fennimore. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Born: Allen Packard Ellsworth
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (WI) on October 5, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on June 9, 1981 (a Tueday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Fennimore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)

How Far From Fennimore to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Fennimore to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Fennimore and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fennimore to Lancaster, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,236 miles [10,035.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,983 miles [11,238 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,876 miles [7,847.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grant County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fennimore. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fennimore) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fennimore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FennimoreOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fennimore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9811, Longitude: -90.6556    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Fennimore to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.473 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.787 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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